Anand won’t say whether Canada waived right to sue over vaccine delays

Procurement Minister Anita Anand is not saying whether the Canadian government waived its right to sue over delays by coronavirus vaccine suppliers in any of the contracts signed, as the … Read More

Jordan’s Principle order may cost feds $15B in compensation, PBO says

The parliamentary budget office (PBO) says it could cost the federal government up to $15 billion to compensate First Nations families and children impacted by the child welfare system, as … Read More

New variants mean more vaccination needed for herd immunity: Health Canada

With new coronavirus variants gaining a foothold in Canada, the percentage of vaccinated Canadians required to achieve herd immunity is increasing, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said on Monday. Read … Read More

U.S. faces dark milestone as nation nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

The United States faces a dark milestone despite a recent decline in COVID-19 cases as it prepares to mark a staggering half million deaths this week, nearly a year after … Read More

Flying back to Canada? Here’s what you can expect at the new COVID-19 quarantine hotels

The federal government has a message for Canadians: Now is not the time to travel. On Monday, Canada’s mandatory COVID-19 quarantine hotel stays will go into effect. The new rule … Read More

Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he was alarmed by revelations of a December investigation into construction practices in on-reserve water projects and said he would like to start collecting … Read More

Quebec public health director advises loosening COVID-19 restrictions on March 8: documents

In Quebec, regions that are designated COVID-19 red zones could drop to a less restrictive colour-coded level starting March 8, according to documents penned by public health authorities. The documents, … Read More

Havana syndrome caused by ‘targeted action,’ U.S. State Department says in report

The strange symptoms suffered by Canadian and American diplomats serving in Havana, Cuba, appear to be the result of “targeted actions,” the U.S. State Department’s internal accountability review board said … Read More

COVID-19 emergency benefits including CRB, sickness benefit, to be extended: Trudeau

The federal government is extending many of its emergency COVID-19 benefits as the pandemic rages on, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Sickness benefits, caregiving benefits and the Canada Recovery … Read More

Canadians are angry about vaccine delays. It’s hurting Trudeau’s poll numbers: Ipsos

Canadians are angry about delays in the coronavirus vaccine rollout – and it’s starting to hurt the Liberals in the polls, according to fresh figures from Ipsos. Read more: Majority … Read More

Anxiety builds as details of B.C.’s mass vaccination plan for people over 80 delayed

The B.C. government is waiting to receive more vaccines from the federal government before unveiling a COVID-19 immunization distribution plan for those 80 years of age and older. Provincial health … Read More

Feds unveil new rollout schedule following fresh coronavirus vaccine deals

Less than a week after announcing new deals for additional doses of approved coronavirus vaccines, the federal government has unveiled its new expected vaccination timeline — which includes millions of … Read More

Feds unveil accelerated rollout schedule following fresh coronavirus vaccine deals

Less than a week after announcing new deals for additional doses of approved coronavirus vaccines, the federal government has unveiled its new expected vaccination timeline — which includes millions of … Read More

How colonial systems have left some First Nations without drinking water

When Ed Morrison needs government approval for a project in Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, he has a strategy he can use to ensure public servants take his proposal seriously. “I can … Read More

With lingering questions and delays surrounding COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario, here’s where things stand

Ontario is currently in the first of a three-phase COVID-19 vaccine rollout and while its been marred by shipment delays and confusion from suppliers and the federal government, several regions … Read More

Here’s why some coronavirus vaccine suppliers say they aren’t selling to provinces

Some of the biggest coronavirus vaccine manufacturers say they are not selling shots to provincial governments because they only want to deal with one contract per country at a time. … Read More

7-day average of new COVID-19 cases in U.S. drops below 100K for 1st time since November

Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and … Read More

U.K. administers at least 1 coronavirus vaccine dose to 15M, meeting country’s target

The U.K. government said Sunday that it reached its goal of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to the most vulnerable people in the country, increasing pressure on ministers … Read More

Ottawa still blocking provinces from ordering vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna: Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the federal government’s contracts with key coronavirus vaccine suppliers like Pfizer and Moderna forbid those companies from selling in separate deals to provinces. In an … Read More

‘Hold fast Newfoundland and Labrador’: Province confirms outbreak of U.K. COVID-19 variant

The ongoing outbreak in Newfoundland and Labrador’s St. John’s metro region is the result of B.1.1.7. COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in the U.K. Premier Andrew Furey, Health Minister … Read More

Tam warns that COVID-19 spread can occur suddenly in places used to low cases

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Canada’s chief public health officer says the recent COVID-19 outbreak in eastern Newfoundland shows that sudden and rapid spread of the virus can happen in places … Read More

Hotel quarantine for travellers to begin Feb. 22, Trudeau says

New restrictions for incoming travellers will come into effect on Feb. 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday — including a fresh hotel quarantine requirement. “Later today, Minister Hajdu, … Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador will wait at least two more weeks for an official premier

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 12, 2021 7:55 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador will … Read More

‘Everything is a mess’: N.L. partial election mired in uncertainty

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The last day of an election campaign is typically packed with high-energy, high-visibility events to wrangle in a few last votes. But Rhonda Simms, a first-time … Read More

Trump narrowly avoided ventilator when sick with COVID-19 last fall: reports

Former U.S. President Donald Trump was so sick after contracting the novel coronavirus last fall that officials thought he would need to be put on a ventilator, new reports suggested … Read More

Canada’s vaccinations are lagging U.S., U.K.. Why experts say that shouldn’t be the focus

Canada is trailing the United States and the United Kingdom when it comes to our coronavirus vaccination rates, according to data from Our World in Data. Data from Feb. 9 … Read More

Federal NDP leader touts pledge on long-term care: ‘We’re losing loved ones’

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was in Winnipeg Thursday touting his party’s plan for the elimination of for-profit long-term care. Under the plan, Singh says an NDP government would work … Read More

N.L. elections officer delays voting in areas hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Newfoundland and Labrador elections authority has postponed voting in Saturday’s provincial election across the Avalon Peninsula, which includes St. John’s. Voting will proceed as scheduled in other parts of the … Read More

Chief N.L. elections officer calls on authorities to delay vote in wake of COVID-19 spread

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador‘s chief electoral officer is calling on authorities to postpone the vote in Saturday’s provincial election. In a letter sent to party leaders Thursday, … Read More

Big decisions ahead in N.L. election after Tory leader calls to delay Saturday’s vote

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 11, 2021 7:59 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Whether Newfoundlanders and Labradorians … Read More

Liberal MLAs call on B.C., Washington state to close Peace Arch Park amid increase in tents

The BC Liberals are calling on the B.C. government to work to shut down the only park in the country allowing camping for American and Canadian visitors amid the coronavirus … Read More

‘Critical’ Global Affairs Canada services disrupted amid coronavirus cases at offices

Some critical services have been disrupted at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) following “several” confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its Ottawa-based offices, emails obtained by Global News show. Read more: ‘Loneliness … Read More

India to ‘do its best’ to get coronavirus vaccines to Canada, PM Modi tells Trudeau

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country “will do its best” to help Canada get COVID-19 vaccines but stopped short of making any specific guarantee that India would ship … Read More

Majority of Canadians say governments should have acted faster amid COVID-19: Ipsos poll

A majority of Canadians believe that governments should have acted sooner to reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the country, according to new polling from Ipsos. Read more: Senior … Read More

Coronavirus: Sloan, Bernier, Hillier among ‘end the lockdown caucus’

Over two dozen current and former Canadian politicians have joined forces to oppose COVID-19 lockdowns, intended to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The politicians include People’s Party of … Read More

2 of Alberta premier’s caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

Two members of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s caucus are challenging the province’s COVID-19 economic restrictions and have joined a national coalition pushing against lockdowns. Drew Barnes, the United Conservative legislature … Read More

Coronavirus variants are spreading throughout Canada. Is it still safe to reopen?

By Wednesday, regions that have been green-lit by health officials in four provinces in Canada will have reopened their economies — despite an increasing number of cases of novel coronavirus … Read More

More virtual campaigning in N.L. after community spread of COVID-19 in St. John’s

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 9, 2021 7:42 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Activities are expected to … Read More

Toronto Police Service to issue thousands of body-worn cameras to officers by October

The Toronto Police Service says all front-line officers will be deployed with body-worn cameras by the end of October. Superintendent Michael Barsky, who oversees the project, says roughly 650 officers … Read More

U.K. coronavirus vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution left the bloc falling behind

French pharmaceutical startup Valneva had big news in September: a government contract for 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate. The buyer? The United Kingdom — not the European … Read More

China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups

China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators … Read More

A good defence is a strong offence when it comes to COVID-19, Tam says ahead of Super Bowl

Does Canada have what it takes to see the coronavirus pandemic through to the end zone? Dr. Theresa Tam certainly thinks so. Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl Sunday, Canada’s … Read More

Poorer countries unable to wait for UN’s COVAX program seek other coronavirus vaccines

With coronavirus cases still climbing, Honduras got tired of waiting to get vaccines through a United Nations program, so the small Central American country struck out on its own, securing … Read More

Stephen McNeil ‘proud’ of legacy as N.S. Liberals prepare to choose new leader

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil held one of his last briefings with reporters Friday as the Liberal party geared up to choose a new leader. On Saturday, leadership … Read More

Canada contractually bound to keep COVID-19 vaccine contracts secret, Anand says

As provinces implore the federal government to make its coronavirus vaccine contracts public, Procurement Minister Anita Anand has confirmed that the entirety of the deals are subject to confidentiality clauses. … Read More

Canada working ‘very, very closely’ with U.S. to fight coronavirus: Trudeau

Canada is working closely with the new U.S. administration to fight the coronavirus and will succeed in inoculating its population despite “momentary disruptions” in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister … Read More

Cruise vessels banned from Canadian waters until February 2022

Canada has banned cruise vessels from national waters until at least February 2022 in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the announcement made on Thursday, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra … Read More

COVAX vaccine fund ‘always’ intended to help vaccinate Canadians, feds say

The government says its contribution to the COVAX vaccine program has “always been intended” to secure additional coronavirus vaccine access for Canada, on top of supporting vaccination rollouts in lower-income … Read More

Quebec won’t roll out COVID-19 checkpoints to curb travel between regions as reopening looms

Quebec will not be setting up police checkpoints to limit travel as some regions prepare for certain restrictions designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 to be lifted next week. … Read More

Novavax deal won’t speed up vaccine rollout, but experts still say it’s a ‘big win’

Canada likely won’t be able to manufacture its own coronavirus vaccines before the end of the year, Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Tuesday, meaning Canada’s homegrown vaccine doses won’t … Read More